Violent Rhetoric, Hate Speech, and First Amendment Rights.

Does the First Amendment give a free pass to hate speech and violent rhetoric? In the last few years, we have seen a dramatic rise in the amount of hate speech and violent rhetoric circulating on social media. Some have associated the rise to the election of Barrack Obama as President of the United States, as well as the rise […]

It didn’t need to be this way

When hospital systems are overwhelmed, such as they are in Southern California, difficult decisions must be made on how best to allocate exhausted resources. In Los Angeles County, this means that out of hospital cardiac arrests (OHCA), which statistically end in poor outcomes, are not transported to the hospital with CPR in progress. Instead, CPR will be conducted on scene […]

Did the flu disappear?

No. And when people use this as a rhetorical question to express their doubt about the severity or incidence rate of Covid-19, they actually showcase their lack of virology knowledge. An appropriate question for those genuinely seeking a learning opportunity would be: “have influenza rates declined during the Covid pandemic, and if so, why?” Great question! Yes. It appears they […]

Pregnancy and novel mRNA vaccines.

So we have had a few readers asking whether pregnant and lactating women should receive either of the novel mRNA vaccines (Moderna or Pfizer). We cannot definitively state that either of these COVID vaccines are safe for use in pregnancy. We say this, not because there is any indication that either of these vaccines may be harmful during pregnancy or […]

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